The Wood Box is owned by the four Wood siblings. While we all grew up in Dover and Dedham, Mass., only one of us lives locally now. David divides his time between NH and NC these days; Margi is in Naples, Florida (when she and her husband are not traveling in their Airstream!), and Ed lives in DC, with a country home in West Virginia. Lisa Perry-Wood manages the property; she and her family live in Lexington, Mass; they also have a condo in Bradenton, Florida, which they rent out seasonally.
Lisa Perry-Wood purchased this house in 1922
The Wood Box is a family heirloom, now owned by the four Wood siblings. It was originally part of a larger property (you can still see 'the big house' on the hill nearby), a farm bought by our grandparents in the 1920s. We all grew up spending summers in this magical spot. Our children, and now our grandchildren, have all enjoyed the warm water, boating and other summer pleasures- five generations of Woods! Now, we invite you to share this place with us and make your own family memories!
The all-season tennis court is a great draw. Even if you have never picked up a racquet, you can 'fool around' on the court, with a partner, or hitting balls against the backboard. The dock, shared by other families, but lightly used, is a great place to hang out, as well as to launch our kayak (included with rental) or dinghy. The water in Hospital Cove is exceptionally warm in the summer - many a child has learned to swim here, or adults have rekindled their love of salt water swimming. The hammock under the deck is a perfect place to hang out with a book.
There's also the Shining Sea Bikeway, which now extends all the way from North Falmouth to Woods Hole. You can ride from the house to the bike trail, to Woods Hole, and right onto the ferry to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket. A great day trip!
The lawn is perfect for croquet, bocce, badminton or volleyball. And the deck is a lovely place for star-gazing on a warm summer night.
The house is fully equipped with towels (bath and beach), sheets, pillows, blankets, etc. Just move right in and enjoy!